Walt Disney World has just announced it is pulling the plug on “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser,” its two-night Star Waars immersive experience.
In a prepared statement, Walt Disney World made the announcement of the closure:
“Today, Walt Disney World is announcing that Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will take its final voyage Sept. 28-30, 2023.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser is one of our most creative projects ever and has been praised by our guests and recognized for setting a new bar for innovation and immersive entertainment. This premium experience gave us the opportunity to try new things on a smaller scale of 100 rooms, and we will take what we’ve learned to create future experiences that can reach more of our Guests and fans.
We will be contacting Guests booked for voyages departing on or after Sept. 30 to discuss their options and modify their plans. To prioritize these Guests, we are pausing new bookings until May 26.
We are so proud of all of the Cast Members and Imagineers who brought Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser to life and look forward to delivering an excellent experience for Guests during the remaining voyages over the coming months.”
“Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” opened in March 2022 adjacent to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and since then had gotten some of the highest guest satisfaction ratings among guests who had booked a stay.
Guests who did the 2-night stay were completely immersed in the Star Wars universe, and it was all-inclusive from meals to lightsaber training. It also included a “trip” to visit Batuu, otherwise known as “Galaxy’s Edge.”
The “sample standard cabin rates” listed for a cabin with two guests, was a total of $4,809 for the two night all-inclusive experience.
Disney has not announced what will happen to the building after the closure. As a Star Wars fan who was priced out of the inclusive rate, I’d love for it to remain a Star Wars resort with per night room rates, and the ability to purchase things like dining, even if not a guest of the resort.
We’ll let you know when Disney reveals what they’re doing with the resort.
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